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Dickerson leaves game with groin injury

Corey Dickerson left in the seventh inning of Saturday night’s game with right groin discomfort.

Dickerson called for the trainers after catching a routine fly ball off the bat of the Brewers’ Yasmani Grandal for the second out of the inning at PNC Park in a game the Pirates won 12-2. Dickerson briefly stretched his legs then walked off the field, though he did not show an appreciable limp as he headed to the dugout.

"I started jogging in and felt something weird in my groin area," Dickerson said. "When I caught the ball, I tried to reactivate it and I felt something was still there. So there was no reason to push and I called (the trainers) out."

Bryan Reynolds moved from right field to left while Melky Cabrera took over in right.

The Pirates already have had 25 players on the injured list, including Dickerson with a right posterior shoulder strain from April 4-June 8. Dickerson might not have to go on it again, though, since the All-Star break begins Monday.

"I feel better walking around," Dickerson said after the game. "I feel normal, but we want to see how it reacts and if it gets sore. I'll be back in the morning and we'll see how it goes."

On Saturday, Dickerson was 1 for 3 with an RBI double. He is hitting .276/.316/.483 with two home runs in 28 games.

Dickerson has been the subject of trade rumors in recent weeks. He can become eligible for free agency at the end of the season and the Pirates have no intention of re-signing him. He has also become expendable with the emergence of Reynolds, a rookie.

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